2016 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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2016 San Diego State Aztecs football
San Diego State Aztecs logo.svg
Mountain West champion
MW West Division champion
Las Vegas Bowl champion
Las Vegas Bowl, W 34–10 vs. Houston
Conference Mountain West Conference
Division West Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 25
AP No. 25
2016 record 11–3 (6–2 MW)
Head coach Rocky Long (6th as head coach, 8th overall season)
Offensive coordinator Jeff Horton (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Rocky Long (8th season)
Base defense 3–3–5
Home stadium Qualcomm Stadium
(Capacity: 54,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
Wyoming xy   6 2         8 6  
Boise State x   6 2         10 3  
New Mexico x   6 2         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         10 3  
Colorado State   5 3         7 6  
Utah State   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 25 San Diego State xy$   6 2         11 3  
Hawaii   4 4         7 7  
Nevada   3 5         5 7  
San Jose State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   3 5         4 8  
Fresno State   0 8         1 11  
Championship: San Diego State 27, Wyoming 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aztecs were led by sixth-year head coach Rocky Long and played their home games at Qualcomm Stadium. They were members of the West Division of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 11–3, 6–2 in Mountain West play to be champions of the West Division. They represented the West Division in the Mountain West Championship Game where they defeated Wyoming to be crowned Mountain West champions for the second consecutive year. They were invited to the Las Vegas Bowl where they defeated Houston.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 5:30 p.m. No. 22 (FCS) New Hampshire* Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA W 31–0   46,486
September 10 7:30 p.m. California* Qualcomm Stadium • San Diego, CA CBSSN W 45–40   42,473
September 17 12:30 p.m. at Northern Illinois* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL CBSSN W 42–28   14,513
October 1 5:00 p.m. at South Alabama* No. 19 Ladd–Peebles StadiumMobile, AL ESPNews L 24–42   14,471
October 8 7:30 p.m. UNLV Qualcomm Stadium • San Diego, CA ESPNU W 26–7   33,296
October 14 7:00 p.m. at Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA (Battle for the Oil Can) CBSSN W 17–3   24,731
October 21 7:30 p.m. San Jose State Qualcomm Stadium • San Diego, CA ESPN2 W 42–3   25,613
October 28 5:00 p.m. at Utah State Maverik StadiumLogan, UT CBSSN W 40–13   17,332
November 5 4:00 p.m. Hawaiidagger Qualcomm Stadium • San Diego, CA CBSSN W 55–0   41,644
November 12 7:30 p.m. at Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV CBSSN W 46–16   16,730
November 19 1:30 p.m. at Wyoming No. 24 War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY CBSSN L 33–34   19,112
November 26 6:00 p.m. Colorado State Qualcomm Stadium • San Diego, CA CBSSN L 31–63   34,223
December 3 4:45 p.m. at Wyoming War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY (MW Championship Game) ESPN W 27–24   24,001
December 17 12:30 p.m. vs. Houston* Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV (Las Vegas Bowl) ABC W 34–10   29,286
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.
Schedule source:[1]

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2016 San Diego State Aztecs Football

Quarterback

  •  9 Ryan Agnew – Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 185)
  • 10 Christian Chapman – Sophomore (6′0, 200)
  • 13 Daniel Prieto – Sophomore (5′11, 165)
  • 14 Mason Hall – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 195)
  • 17 Casey Brown – Freshman (6′0, 170)
  • 18 Jimmy Walker – Junior (6′3, 220)

Tailback

  • 19 Donnel PumphreySenior (5′9, 180)
  • 20 Rashaad PennyJunior (5′11, 220)
  • 22 Chase Jasmin – Freshman (5′11, 185)
  • 26 Marcus Stamps – Junior (6′1, 215)
  • 29 Juwan Washington – Redshirt Freshman (5′7, 175)
  • 44 Chad Woolsey – Sophomore (6′1, 205)
  • 45 Tyler Wormhoudt – Freshman (6′1, 205)

Fullback

  • 15 Nick Bawden – Junior (6′3, 240)
  • 34 Isaac Lessard – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 230)
  • 35 Grady Vazquez – Freshman (6′1, 225)
  • 38 Alex Valenzuela – Freshman (6′0, 240)
  • 41 Dakota Turner – Junior (6′3, 250)

Wide Receiver

  •  2 Christian Cumberlander – Junior (6′3, 205)
  •  4 Kendrick Mathis – Senior (6′0, 195)
  •  5 Chase Favreau – Junior (6′1, 200)
  •  6 Mikah Holder – Junior (6′0, 180)
  • 36 Josh Hill – Sophomore (6′0, 180)
  • 37 Liam Cabrera – Redshirt Freshman (5′10, 190)
  • 41 Dominic Rose – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 190)
  • 43 Kaylen Williams – Freshman (6′4, 180)
  • 47 Marc Ellis – Junior (6′0, 190)
  • 48 Taylor Dodds – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 190)
  • 81 Eric Judge – Senior (6′1, 195)
  • 85 Quest Truxton – Junior (6′0, 180)
  • 86 Jerry Chaney – Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 190)
  • 92 Isiah Macklin – Freshman (6′5, 200)
  • 93 Timothy Wilson Jr. – Freshman (6′4, 190)
  • 97 Curtis Anderson III – Senior (6′3, 200)

Placekicker

  • 29 John Baron II – Sophomore (5′11, 190) (+P)
  • 59 Conor Perkins – Freshman (5′11, 168)

Punter

  • 91 Tanner Blain – Senior (6′0, 205)
  • 96 Neil Boudreau – Freshman (6′3, 200)
 

Tight End

  • 49 Troy Artopoeus – Freshman (6′3, 230)
  • 82 Parker Houston – Freshman (6′3, 240)
  • 83 Kyle Spalding – Freshman (6′6, 270)
  • 84 Darryl Richardson – Junior (6′5, 255)
  • 87 Kahale Warring – Redshirt Freshman (6′6, 245)
  • 88 David Wells – Junior (6′5, 255)
  • 89 Daniel Brunskill – Senior (6′5, 260)

Offensive Lineman

  • 51 Zachary Oblea – Freshman (6′2, 260)
  • 53 Douglas Tucker II – Freshman (6′5, 300)
  • 56 Nico Siragusa – Senior (6′5, 330)
  • 57 Dominic O'Brien – Redshirt Freshman (6′4, 290)
  • 60 Keith Ismael – Freshman (6′3, 310)
  • 62 Nick Gerhard – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 300)
  • 63 Trenton Fincher – Freshman (6′8, 340)
  • 64 Ryan Krum – Senior (6′4, 320)
  • 66 Jordan Becar – Freshman (6′4, 315)
  • 67 Antonio Rosales – Junior (6′4, 295)
  • 70 Arthur Flores – Senior (6′5, 305)
  • 72 Derrick Achayo – Junior (6′4, 285)
  • 73 Alfonso Solis – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 280)
  • 74 Tyler Roemer – Freshman (6′7, 305)
  • 75 Kwayde Miller – Senior (6′7, 315)
  • 76 Zachary Thomas – Freshman (6′5, 270)
  • 77 Ryan Pope – Redshirt Sophomore (6′7, 320)
  • 78 Joe Salcedo – Sophomore (6′7, 295)
  • 79 Daishawn Dixon – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 340)

Defensive Lineman

  • 45 Fred Melifonwu – Junior (6′5, 250)
  • 46 Jay Henderson – Junior (6′2, 230)
  • 51 Sam Tai – Redshirt Senior (6′3, 280)
  • 55 Chibu Onyeukwu – Junior (6′4, 240)
  • 58 Alex BarrettSenior (6′3, 255)
  • 59 Kyle Kelley – Senior (6′3, 260)
  • 61 Damon Moore – Sophomore (6′4, 245)
  • 65 Sergio Phillips – Junior (6′2, 295)
  • 68 Myles Cheatum – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 265)
  • 90 Julian Rochelin – Sophomore (6′5, 245)
  • 94 Jondarius Gardner – Junior (6′4, 295)
  • 95 Noble Hall – Sophomore (6′3, 265)
  • 96 Thomas Browne – Redshirt Freshman (6′4, 255)
  • 97 Jay Williams – Freshman (6′3, 240)
  • 99 Forrest Hanlon – Freshman (6′2, 240)
 

Linebacker

  • 34 John Carroll – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 225)
  • 38 Dru Mathis – Freshman (6′3, 205)
  • 39 Ronley Lakalaka – Sophomore (6′0, 225)
  • 40 Randy Ricks – Senior (6′5, 230)
  • 42 Troy Cassidy – Freshman (6′3, 210)
  • 43 Austin Wyatt-Thayer – Senior (6′5, 230)
  • 44 Kyahva Tezino – Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 230)
  • 47 Kaelin Himphill – Freshman (6′2, 225)
  • 49 Josh Bringuel – Freshman (6′4, 225)
  • 52 Tyler Morris – Junior (6′3, 225)
  • 53 Temerick Harper – Junior (6′1, 225)
  • 54 Calvin Munson – Senior (6′1, 245)
  • 57 Ryan Munn – Junior (6′3, 230)
  • 98 Reggie Murphy – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 250)

Cornerback

  • 17 Ron Smith – Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 170)
  • 22 Kalan Montgomery – Junior (6′1, 185)
  • 23 Damontae Kazee – Senior (5′11, 190)
  • 24 Billy Vaughn Jr. – Junior (6′1, 190)
  • 27 Kyree Woods – Freshman (6′0, 175)
  • 30 Garrett Binkley – Redshirt Freshman (5′9, 170)
  • 31 Derek Babiash – Junior (6′1, 190)
  • 32 Tayler Hawkins – Freshman (6′1, 185)
  • 35 Kevin Walcott – Junior (5′11, 195)

Safety

  •  3 Trey Lomax – Junior (5′11, 195)
  •  7 Kameron Kelly – Junior (6′2, 195)
  • 10 Jeff Clay – Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 195)
  • 11 Will Stricklin II – Freshman (6′0, 200)
  • 12 Malik Smith – Senior (6′0, 190)
  • 14 Parie Dedeaux Jr. – Freshman (6′1, 180)
  • 16 Dwayne Parchment – Redshirt Freshman (5′11, 190)
  • 18 Trenton Thompson – Freshman (6′2, 185)
  • 21 Na'im McGee – Senior (6′0, 200)
  • 33 Parker Baldwin – Sophomore (6′2, 21
  • 36 Keoni Stallworth – Freshman (6′1, 190)
  • 37 Dwayne Johnson Jr. – Freshman (6′2, 190)
  • 48 Israel Cabrera – Redshirt Freshman (5′10, 180)
  • 80 Brandon Fitzpatrick – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 190)

Long Snappers

  • 50 Turner Bernard – Freshman (6′1, 200)
  • 69 Ryan Simmons – Redshirt Freshman (6′1, 210)

Coaching Staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
San Diego State
Alma Mater
Rocky Long Head Coach 6 New Mexico (1974)
Jeff Horton Offensive Coordinator/Associate Head Coach/Running Backs Coach 6 Minnesota (1984)
Bobby Hauck Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 2 Montana (1987)
Zach Arnett Assistant Coach/Linebackers Coach 3 New Mexico (2009)
Hunkie Cooper Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers 2 UNLV (1991)
Danny Gonzales Assistant Coach/Safeties 6 New Mexico (1999)
Ernest Lawson Assistant Coach/Defensive Line 1 SDSU (2010)
Blake Morgan Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks 2 Air Force (1999)
Mike Schmidt Assistant Coach/Offensive Line 5 SDSU (2009)
Tony White Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator 8 UCLA (2002)ll
Kevin McGarry Director of Player Personnel 6 San Diego
Jashon Sykes Assistant Athletic Director – Football Operations 4 Colorado (2002)
Doug Deakin Assistant for Football Operations 5 SDSU (2010)
Jake LaudenSlayer Graduate Assistant – Offense/Tight-Ends 3 CLU (2011)
Zach Schultis Graduate Assistant – Offense 3 CLU (2013)
Zach Shapiro Graduate Assistant – Defense 2 SDSU (2010)
Demetrius Sumler Graduate Assistant – Defense 1 Colorado (2011)
Adam Hall Assistant Athletic Director for Strength & Conditioning 6 SDSU (2004)
Derrick Baker Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach 2 Cal (2015)
Reference:[2]

Game summaries[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 (FCS) Wildcats 0 0 0 0 0
Aztecs 14 7 3 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 14 7 10 9 40
Aztecs 14 17 7 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2015 CAL, 35–7

at Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 14 14 0 14 42
Huskies 0 7 14 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1971 SDSU, 30–10

at South Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Aztecs 6 10 8 0 24
Jaguars 14 0 7 21 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2015 SAU, 34–27

UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 0 7 0 0 7
Aztecs 10 3 7 6 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–9 2015 SDSU, 52–14

at Fresno State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 3 7 7 0 17
Bulldogs 0 0 3 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–23–4 2015 SDSU, 21–7

San Jose State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 3 0 0 3
Aztecs 7 14 21 0 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–19–2 2015 SDSU, 30–7

at Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 10 10 3 17 40
Aggies 7 0 0 6 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–1 2015 SDSU, 48–14

Hawaii[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 0 0 0 0
Aztecs 14 13 14 14 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–9–2 2015 SDSU, 28–14

at Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 10 16 13 7 46
Wolf Pack 7 0 2 7 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2015 SDSU, 31–14

at Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Aztecs 7 10 7 9 33
Cowboys 3 7 10 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–18 2015 SDSU, 38–3

Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 21 21 14 7 63
Aztecs 7 17 0 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–13 2015 SDSU, 41–17

at Wyoming–Mountain West Championship Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 7 3 14 3 27
Cowboys 10 0 0 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–19 11/19/16 WYO, 34–33

Houston–Las Vegas Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 10 0 0 0 10
Aztecs 0 6 14 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1973 HOU, 14–9

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV RV RV 22 19 RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 NR NR RV 25 
Coaches RV RV RV RV 24 RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV RV RV 25 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 San Diego State Aztecs Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football – 2016 Roster". San Diego State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 13, 2016.